Refinished and custom designed antique spool box

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Project by MadJester posted 01-04-2013 04:14 PM 1824 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted anything, but I mainly work on my own projects in the winter months. This is a small two drawer box I found over the summer. I call the technique/design on top “Dirty Jester”. Stain is custom made alcohol based, finish is lacquer with wax buff. Hope you like it!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#1 posted 01-04-2013 04:38 PM

A very nice job Susan ,this is a great technique and you did it very well.

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#2 posted 01-04-2013 04:43 PM

I’m proud of your work!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 01-04-2013 07:55 PM

Well done and work of art! Congrats….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 01-04-2013 09:15 PM

Now that is nice.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 01-04-2013 10:02 PM

Beautiful spool box! Like the stain and finish, great combination of colors.


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#6 posted 01-05-2013 12:17 AM

Thank you so much everyone! I enjoyed working on this one so much! I have a round antique oak side table coming up within the next few months or so with a similar Dirty Jester look to it…I think I may have to either wait for warmer weather to spray the finish, suck it up and do it by hand in the shop, or trek about 40 miles to a buddy’s shop to spray it….not sure yet, but it’s almost done…:)

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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